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There really isn’t a “right way” to make campfire s’mores. While the classic recipe (shown below) does require the campfire, you can still make them when you’re stuck inside. The microwave, a lighter or even the gas range can all help you make this ooey-gooey treat any time and anywhere. You can even try one of these handy-dandy indoor s’mores makers to keep in your RV! If you’re a purist though, here are some great ways to update and upgrade your own campfire s’mores.
Basic Campfire S’mores
- Long skinny sticks, extra-long metal skewers, or campfire toast makers
- Campfire, bonfire, fire pit, or indoor s’mores maker
- *Optional – s’mores caddy/organizer
- Break graham crackers in half – you will use both halves – 1 for the top and 1 for the bottom.
- Break chocolate bars into pieces to fit the cracker halves – 1 full-size bar will usually make 2 or 3 s’mores
- Place 1 or 2 marshmallows on your stick or skewer and hold over the campfire. Toast all sides evenly until the marshmallow is golden brown and becoming slightly mushy or extra-soft. (Some people like the marshmallow burnt or crunchy – there is no wrong way.)
- Place the marshmallow (still on the stick) on the graham cracker with the chocolate. Put the top cracker on over the marshmallow and press down while you pull the stick out of the s’more.
- Let it cool and sit for a few minutes. This allows the chocolate to melt a little. It also cools the entire s’more down a bit so you don’t burn your mouth!
- For an adult twist on the basics, dip your finished s’more into some Kahlua or other cream liqueur. It gives this tasty treat a bit of a grow-up kick! Of course, you can then enjoy the rest of the drink while munching on the s’mores.
- Add some gourmet caramels to the graham cracker before you put in the marshmallow. This decadent addition can be used with or without the chocolate. Either way, it’s amazing!
- Slice up a banana and add pieces to your s’mores before you toast the marshmallow. Reminds you of a warm and toasty banana split.
- Peanut butter makes everything better! Your s’mores are no different. Experiment using peanut butter and other ingredients to create your own one-of-a-kind campfire treats.
We’d love to hear what kind of s’mores you’re enjoying. Feel free to comment and share!